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What To Look For When Purchasing A Washing Machine

by Lydia Herrera

Purchasing a new washing machine can be both exciting and stressful. It's exciting because any new appliance is fun to have and stressful because you may not know what to look for or how to buy a new appliance. You want something great that is going to help you and not cause you more headaches. Not to mention that the cost of a new appliance can put a dent in your budget. Read on for tips to help guide you when purchasing a new washing machine.

What Size Do You Need?

The size of your washing machine matters. If it's just you, then a machine with a larger capacity may not be for you. If you have a large family and are doing laundry constantly, then you are going to need a large capacity machine.

A larger capacity machine is going to allow you to wash more clothes in a single load so you are doing fewer loads of laundry. Having a large capacity washing machine is going to require a large capacity dryer as well, so keep this in mind when shopping.

What Extras Do You Need?

There are machines that do a lot of other things than just wash your clothing. There are some that offer a sanitize mode or even a steam clean mode.

If you are looking for your machine to do these things or more, you need to pay attention to what all of the models have to offer. If you are only interested in washing clothes and maybe blankets here and there, a regular machine will do just fine. 

What Size Loads Are You Doing?

If you are not only washing large-sized loads but also small loads, you are going to need a machine that senses the amount of water needed or a machine that offers a load size option. This will help you use less water when you need to wash a small load and also help prevent your clothing from needing extra spin time in your machine. The extra spin time can cause your clothing to wear out much faster.

If you are in the market for a new washing machine, don't just look at the price of the machine when making your decision. You are probably going to have this machine for at least 10 years, so get one that helps make your life a little easier. Get the size and type that you need to help make washing clothes a breeze for you.